Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis

About NEST

About NEST
Research Projects

The National Science Foundation has awarded a Innovation Technology for Students and Teachers (ITEST) site program to Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis entitled, "Nanotechnology Experiences for Students and Teachers (NEST).

NEST is an immersive two-week summer program in nanotechnology that will impact a total of 45 (15 per year) Indiana high school teachers and 60 (20 per year) high school students that provides participants:

  • research experience and knowledge of careers in nanotechnology
  • hands-on laboratory experiences in inquiry-based science
  • participant-designed teaching modules developed to meet existing state and national science standards
  • connection to a professional network of other teachers, professors, and scientists
  • on-site NEST support during module implementation for teachers
  • professional development credits for teachers
  • college credit for students